United probe Forde
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Barry Town man could be making the short trip south after being invited to undergo a trial with The Shrimpers.
Forde, a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, cost The Hammers £75,000 a year ago, but has still to make the breakthrough at Upton Park.
David James, Raimond van der Gouw and Stephen Bywater are ahead of the Irishman in the pecking order at the Premiership side, and he gets his chance to impress Southend during a reserve team appearance against Peterborough United.
Rob Newman (pictured) will consider the merits of the young shot-stopper before deciding whether to make a move for his services.